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Clethra alnifolia Sixteen Candles

Summersweet

An upright shrub with glossy, green foliage and large, erect, fragrant blooms which are "candle-like" in appearance.

  • »  Fragrant white panicles of perfect florets
  • »  Seed heads persist through the winter into the next season
  • »  Late to emerge in spring, lustrous green leaves turn yellow in the fall
  • »  Upright, flat-topped, oval habit
  • »  Bloom Time: Summer

3gal
$43.88
  • Category:Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zone:4
  • Height:125-150 cm
  • Spread:60-80 cm
  • Bloom Color: White
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Growth Rate
Medium
Flowering Time
Summer
Habit
Mounding
Oval
Foliage Color
Green
Landscape uses
Border/edging
Hedge
Specimen
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'

Clethra grows naturally in wet places. It tolerates a wide variety of soils and conditions, including shade and salt. Suckering fairly freely, it may need some maintenance.